This is the first book by Timothy Trimble that I have read, and as long as he keeps writing, it won't be the last. After I bought the book, I got through a few pages and got torn away from it. Once I went back to it, I refused to put it down until it was done; even though it was 3 in the morning! I have always enjoyed the fantasy of human flight and I can honestly say this this book has brought me closest to experiencing the actual feeling that I have ever come. I have always believed that a good author can make you feel more than any movie ever could and Timothy Trimble proves that with the beautiful descriptions and marvelous prose found in Airborn. In addition to that, the innocent and pure romance story is a sweet, rare find in today's literature. As an adult, I thoroughly enjoyed the story and how it made me feel as if I experienced the newness of young love and the discovery of life and one's own talents; but I also feel totally comfortable with handing this book to my 9-yr old son and letting him find his own joy in it. Thank you Mr. Trimble for the wonderful ride! Can't wait for the sequel.
I have to say this was quite the read! I most enjoyed the concept of Avitorian people that fly, a dream that man I’m sure has dreamt many a time. The character of Leif’s history is covered quite well in the beginning. I greatly loved the character Uncle Georgeo, and was quite sad with what happened (I kind of felt he was the Obi-Wan of the book). Loved the ode to coffees throughout. Never got into the whole source code thing, so I lot of times when it was brought up in the book I got somewhat confused, but that’s just me and if the author relates to that best then kudos. One thing I greatly enjoyed in the book were the chapters that described Leif’s travels in the air. I pictured myself, as Leif, floating in the cold night air, becoming one with the surroundings of clouds, birds, and even planes! The local area I was able to relate to well, and I loved how Mt. Rainier in all it’s majesty was a focal point to the story. The description of Carina is quite enduring; I picture her as the quintessential blond girl. My absolute favorite part of the story is when they’re in the air and they share that moment through flight the description of her face from a drawing. Matt seems kinda bumbling, but Dr. Correllis was an awesome villain (I mean even that name screams antagonist). The seductive Jewels I felt could have even played a potential antagonist as well, though it seems she got lost somewhere in the story? Perhaps she will be in the next? The book ends on a good note and also sets you up for the sequel, Air Storm, which I very much look forward to reading next! Some questions I have that remain is what will become of his aunt? Are their more members of the Eighteenth? And will Leif use his ability to go beyond the realms of Washington and travel the world? I hope Air Storm will reveal some of these.
It didn't take me long to read it but what I read was interesting and entertaining and kept my interest so that I didn't want to put it down. There are small reflections of modern society in this fantasy that ring true. It gives the story line a basis in reality that makes the characters come to life in your mind as friends, or family struggling against an unjust oppression.Man has always wanted to be able to fly. The author takes the ball and runs with it, showing what it would be like if some could fly, and how they and others felt about it. The better your imagination, the more the story comes to life, but if not, there are some scenes spoon fed to you to give you the feeling of flight. The story is not heavy or depressing, but not silly or over dramatic. It does, however leave you wanting.......(I bet you thought I was going to say "to fly!" and maybe it does but I was mainly referring to the desire for) the next installment which is likely named "Air Storm." I'm already in line...no cutting!
I loved the story! Very entertaining! The author is really good describing scenery and the moment - you feel like you're the one experiencing it. I definitely kept wanting to know what was going to happen next!
I am not a young adult not am I usually a sci-fi reader but I really enjoyed this book. In this day and age of reading material that can be quite questionable when it comes to language and content this was so refreshing. I loved the light romance in it and feel it would appeal to all ages. Please put this on your reading list! I look forward to the next installment.
When i started reading this book, it took me to another place. I was able to fly high into the heavens and feel the cold mist as they floated in the clouds. Im sure its everyones dream to be able to fly. Thank you Tim for taking me to another place, i hope you have a sequel. I need to continue the journey regards Keung England
Air Born is the first science fiction book that I have ever read; and I am 74 years old! Having known the author Timothy in his growing up years I decided to read one of his books. What a pleasant surprise! It was so captivating that I read it in three evenings. I thoroughly enjoyed the mystery and love story along with the science fiction. I would highly recommend the book to people of all ages. Well done, Timothy!